By Brandon Wikman
Morning sunshine accented vibrant shades of orange upon the prickly tips of towering white pines as the sun woke the forest floor. I cautiously watched my turkey decoy sway like an obscure black balloon in the corn stubble field yards away from my setup – patiently waiting for the king of the roost to break silence.
I tested his willpower with bittersweet talk to seduce his lovesick mind. With enough convincing and proper turkey etiquette, my hope would come true.
I soon spotted a long beard zip-lining his way to my decoys with vengeance – until he hit the infamous sixty-yard force field that we hunters call the “hang up range.” He stood perplexed, glaring at my decoys as if they were a foreign species or bizarre breed. The tom was as hung-up as a treble hook in a brush pile. Within minutes, I miserably watched him swagger back into the pines.
Many hunters have this type of bad luck with decoys and write them off, never to use them again. However, when you use realistic decoys, such as Carry-Lite turkey decoys - and use them correctly - luck has nothing to do with the gobblers they rein in. We all know that turkeys will hang up from time-to-time. However, most mature gobblers can be un-hung with the right decoys that showcase superior realism – realism sells.
My favorite decoys right now are Carry-Lite’s latest line of turkey decoys, the HD series. Each HD turkey decoy features an extremely-realistic “skin” created using high-definition technology. The “skin” shows even the finest details of each turkey’s feather pattern, and conforms to the realistic contours of each turkey’s body. I’ve been extremely impressed with their effect in the field.
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